Far and Away (DVD, 1998, Subtitled Spanish)

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  Mfr: Universal Studios   Model: MHV61020212DVD
  FRYS.com #2299188   UPC: 025192021220
(Manufacturer # MHV61020212DVD ) Plot
    In this epic Ron Howard film, Joseph Donelly (Tom Cruise) is an impoverished 19th-century Irish tenant farmer who has recently lost both his father and his home to the agents of his unscrupulous landlord. On a mission to avenge his family's injustice at the hands of the ruthless land baron Joseph meets the landlord's daughter and the two run off to America together where the girl expects to claim a piece of land for herself in the Oklahoma Land Rush. After she is robbed on the boat that carries them to America, they arrive with nary a penny and struggle just to keep their heads above water in the slums of Boston. After a series of serious set-backs they do eventually work their way out West, where Joseph must fight to realize his dream and claim a piece of the American Dream for himself -- and where they finally acknowledge their love for each other. Shot in wide-screen Panavision, the movie was filmed on-location in Ireland and Montana. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi
Movie Type
    Epic, Romance
Movie Level Themes
    Class Differences, Opposites Attract, Immigrant Life
Movie Level Tones
    Sentimental, Lavish, Nostalgic, Sweeping, Atmospheric

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      Review

        This second Tom Cruise/Nicole Kidman co-starrer, made in-between 1990's Days of Thunder and 1999's Eyes Wide Shut, is a stylish romantic epic. Director Ron Howard captures pastoral Ireland and the untamed American West with stunning appeal. The love story is well-constructed and well-fleshed out, and showcases some fairly dynamic chemistry between the husband-and-wife team. Sporting a fairly authentic Irish accent, Cruise is remarkably understated, and Kidman plays off of him adequately. Despite the solid acting, the film's visuals are clearly its strong suit: Howard demonstrates a well-trained eye for backdrops, and Mikael Salomon's cinematography enthralls. Though the script gets bogged down slightly in the middle and lacks some substance, this dramatic period piece is a decent, folkloric snapshot of immigrant Americana. ~ Mike DiBella, Rovi
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      Far and Away

      Theatrical Release Date: 1992 05 22 (USA)

      UPC: 025192021220

      Studio: Universal Studios

      MPAA Rating: PG13   Contains:Violence,Adult Situations,Questionable for Children,Profanity

      Summary: In this epic Ron Howard film, Joseph Donelly (Tom Cruise) is an impoverished 19th-century Irish tenant farmer who has recently lost both his father and his home to the agents of his unscrupulous landlord. On a mission to avenge his family's injustice at the hands of the ruthless land baron Joseph meets the landlord's daughter and the two run off to America together where the girl expects to claim a piece of land for herself in the Oklahoma Land Rush. After she is robbed on the boat that carries them to America, they arrive with nary a penny and struggle just to keep their heads above water in the slums of Boston. After a series of serious set-backs they do eventually work their way out West, where Joseph must fight to realize his dream and claim a piece of the American Dream for himself -- and where they finally acknowledge their love for each other. Shot in wide-screen Panavision, the movie was filmed on-location in Ireland and Montana. ~ Iotis Erlewine, All Movie Guide

      Category: Epic

      Features: [None specified]

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